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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Sandpiper (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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At 8pm on Tuesday, all of the lily pads raise from the ponds with bullfrogs atop. They float all around the town and into people's houses. Suddenly they drop, and in the morning townspeople are confused at all of the lily pads scattered all over town, as if they rained from the sky. The journey they take us on during the night is fun, and the book ends with pigs flying. This not only makes us wonder what goes on at night while we are asleep, but also what is going to happen with the pigs!
  carrier3 | Apr 25, 2016 |
This picture book tells the story of time through a magical group of frogs. At eight o’clock the frogs begin to soar around the town on their lily pads. Around eleven, they become super frogs and take a break to watch television. Four o’clock in the morning they chase a dog. Finally, the frogs make it back home and are safe and sound. However, the frogs forgot one major thing. They left the evidence of lily pads all over town. The author leaves a nice little twist in the ending. No longer do the frogs fly, but pigs do! The illustrations tell the story in this book, and they are beautifully done. The pictures leave subtle hints which foreshadow the events to come. This is a great book to teach elapsed time in the classroom. ( )
  JanaeCamardelle | Apr 20, 2016 |
This is a cute book. The colors and illustrations fit the mood of the story. The images were drawn with great detail. I like how the book ended with a cliffhanger. Instead of the frogs returning to there habitat, a new animal began experiencing the same thing the frogs endured the previous week. The book pushes readers to go further in their imagination. I am not sure if there is a main message or big idea in this story. ( )
  tbarne16 | Mar 31, 2016 |
I love frogs--I was hooked from the start! ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
I love frogs--I was hooked from the start! ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
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Tuesday evening, around eight.
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This nearly wordless story is told through detailed, colorful, and imaginative illustrations. It is the story of the flight of frogs from the swamp through the town on their lilly pads during the night. Sometimes the illustrations take up two full pages, and sometimes they're cut into frames. For example, the first page has three frames of roughly the same picture. However, as you examine them, you see that, from top to bottom, each picture brings you closer to the main object: the turtle standing on a log. Most of the illustrations are done in cool colors to give the feeling of night. This feeling is sharply contrasted by the scene in the kitchen which is very white and bright, giving the impression of being very well-lit. The illustrations are truly all that was needed to tell the story. I think that words would have been a distraction. The flying frogs have no reason to talk, and no human actually sees them. However, as I was "reading" the story, I could hear chirruping crickets and buzzing mosquitoes in the first page as the turtle waits for what he is about to see, and I could hear Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throughout the frogs' flight.
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"Tuesday evening, around eight"--a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Clearly satisfied and comfortable, the floating frogs are as serene as little green buddhas. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town. These frogs know how to have fun--startling the occasional bird, waving webbed feet at late-night snack-eaters, and even changing the channels on a sleeping granny's television. As day breaks, the frogs lose their lily pads, head back to the pond, and wait impatiently for their next scheduled departure.

Tuesday won the 1992 Caldecott Medal and, among other honors, was named as an ALA Notable Children's Book. The critical acclaim will come as no surprise to anyone who opens the pages of this beautiful and humorous book. With hardly any words (except those noting the time), David Wiesner creates a wondrous romp as silent as the middle of the night. Using the rich purples, blues, and greens of late evening, Wiesner draws readers into the warm, incandescent world of frog flight. "Read" this wordless wonder to children and savor it for yourself as well. Chances are, you and the youngsters will both find yourselves poised at the window, hoping to catch a few airborne frogs in the act. (Ages 4 and older)

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Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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